THE DIARY FROM SOUTH SUDAN (6)

– Education to children and aid of school supplies – [Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (March 6, 2018); Translated by K. Adachi] I went to Juba in South Sudan on November 23, 2017, listened to the internally displaced people in refugee camps, and gave medical and educational aid. I will report the local situations and our activities in this series, “The Diary from South Sudan.” The 13th day: 5th of December (Tuesday) Distribution of school supplies and sanitary goods at Camp 2 Today we are going to distribute school supplies in Mangaten refugee Camp 2. We began at 8 o’clock in the morning when…

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THE DIARY FROM SOUTH SUDAN (5)

– Interview to women in the camps – [Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (February 28, 2018); Translated by K. Adachi] The 10th day: 2nd of December (Saturday) Discussion with refugee women in Mangaten Camp 1 In this trip, we are planning to have a discussion aiming for the support of improvement of living conditions as well as the implementation of support for entering school. First of all, we visited Mangaten Camp 1 and conducted the following discussion with 5 women. <How to procure the food?> First of all, we asked them whether there is food for today and tomorrow in the tent, and how…

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THE DIARY FROM SOUTH SUDAN (4)

– Life in a tent and the Mangaten domestic refugee camp – [Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 14, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi] The 8th day: 30th of November (Thursday) Obtained the certificate from South Sudan Relief Restoration Committee (RRC) for distribution of school supplies. The headquarters of RRC is located in the area of the ministries and government offices, such as treasury ministries, which stand in a row in the center of Juba. NGOs are required to receive the approval from RRC for every kind of “goods distribution” or “goods transport,” not only limited to emergency relief. However, RRC approval provides two…

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THE DIARY FROM SOUTH SUDAN (3)

– Support of medical supplies such as medicines for malaria to the Gumbo clinic – [Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 8, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi] I went to Juba in South Sudan on November 23, 2017, listened to the internally displaced people in refugee camps, and gave medical and educational aid. I will report the local situations and our activities in this series, “The Diary from South Sudan.” The 6th day: 28th of November (Tuesday) Support of medical supplies to the Gumbo clinic I went to the Gumbo clinic and had a meeting with Dr. Remo. We selected which medical supplies were…

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THE DIARY FROM SOUTH SUDAN (2)

– Hearing in the Mangaten domestic refugee camp – [Original by Takaki IMAI Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 6, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi] I went to Juba in South Sudan on November 23, 2017, listened to the internally displaced people in refugee camps, and gave medical and educational aid. I will report the local situations and our activities in this series, “The Diary from South Sudan.” In this post, I report the activities on the 3rd and the 5th day of the stay (the 4th day is skipped because it was a Sunday). The 3rd day: 25th of November (Saturday) At the Mangaten domestic refugee Camp…

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THE DIARY FROM SOUTH SUDAN (1)

– People are still waiting for international aid – [Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 5, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi] I went to Juba in South Sudan on November 23, 2017, listened to the internally displaced people in refugee camps, and gave medical and educational aid. I will report the local situations and our activities in this series, “The Diary from South Sudan.” The 1st day: 23rd of November (Thursday) Arrival in Juba When I got off the plane, local young guys who are not even airport staffs cut into around immigration counter for entry procedures and I was violently jostled. They appear…

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